Mindful Movement Instruction

Yoga • Relaxation • Dance • Mind-Body Health • Meditation •

Breathwork • Movement & Pain Relief • Writing Practice • Tai Chi Chih

Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury


2023 Monthly Overview

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January 2023!

Ongoing Mondays. In-Person. Free to all.

1:30 - 3 pm

Location: Stonestown YMCA Annex

No class meetings:

May 29, Memorial Day

June 19, Juneteenth

July 3, day before 4th of July

  • New Class: Folk, Line, & Social Dance

Ongoing Fridays. In-Person. Free to all.

12:30 -2 :30 pm

Location: Stonestown YMCA Annex

A true-beginner class!

January 17 - February 10 (4 - week session)

February 21 - March 18 (4 - week session)

Pay What You Can

Chair Yoga

Yoga and Relaxation -Yoga Nidra

Mindful Cardio/Floorwork

Love Your Brain Yoga for the Traumatic Brain Injury Community

Free 6 week zoom session, registration required. Details regarding next session coming soon!

About Me

Ph.D. Education, Capella University

M.F.A., Dance, Mills College

B.A. Dance, Mills College

Six Thumbs Dance Theatre

Founder and Director, 1985-1995

Welcome to my website.

Yoga. Dance. Meditation. Fitness. Wellness. I'm interested in the creative and healing aspects of movement and the sense of community that develops in movement classes and productions. I enjoy working with people of all ages and am currently focusing on mindful movement classes that cultivate learning and healthy aging.

Jeanne (me!) shifted to teaching movement classes via Zoom duirng the pandemic, and is happy that some classes have resumed being in-person. Her classes include college yoga and salsa dance classes, pay-what-you-can public classes, and a Mind-Body Health class for active older adults funded by the SF Dignity Fund and hosted by the SF Stonestown YMCA. It's great to see students, old and new friends, family, and community members in my classes! Join us if you can!

Since the beginning of 2020, Jeanne has been certified as a Love Your Brain Yoga teacher...this form of yoga is focused on teaching those who have been impacted by traumatic brain injuries. Other things she's done during the pandemic include becaming a certified Tai Chi Chih teacher, an Accessible Yoga Ammbassador, completing the ACEs Aware/Toxic Stress certification, and studying mindfulness with Mindful Schools.

Dr. Jeanne-Marie Hughes has been teaching at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) since 1989. Courses taught include: Modern Dance; Jazz Dance; Ballet; Ballroom Dance; Salsa and Latin American Dances; International Folk Dance; European Folk Dance; CCSF Dance Repertory Company, Dance Production (Modern, Ballroom, Folk, Salsa); Dance History; Analysis of Folk, Social and Ballroom Dance; Teaching Movement (A lecture class for future dance, PE, and yoga teachers); all levels of Yoga; Intensive Yoga; Yoga Movement; Aerobics; Resistance Training; and, Body Sculpting.

For over 30 years, Jeanne (pronounced "Jeannie") has organized and hosted several multicultural dance performances, parties, workshops, and festivals each year at CCSF. Examples of these events include: The Blossom International Folk Dance Festival; The San Francisco Free Folk Festival; The SF Kolo Dance Festival; AXIS Dance Company Workshop and Performance; Colombian Ethnic Dance Workshops; Romanian Dance Workshops; Alaskan Dance Workshop; Dances for All Ages Workshops; and, Filipino Dance Workshop. Each semester, for over 25 years, she has produced the CCSF Salsa and/or Ballroom Dance Party, and, the CCSF Low-Tech Dance Performance, an informal performance featuring dance work by CCSF faculty, students, and alum. Jeanne directed Working, an ongoing dance performance series presenting the work of CCSF dance students, alum, and other local choreographers. She was the Faculty Advisor of Shall We Dance, a CCSF partner social dance club and the Latin and Social Dance Club.

In response to student interest, Jeanne, an Integral Yoga certified yoga instructor, authored the CCSF Certificate of Accomplishment in Yoga Instruction and directed the program as a volunteer for two years. For this certificate program, she created a new course, Teaching Movement, designed to help future dance, yoga, and PE teachers gain a foundation in the theory and practice of teaching movement to students of all ages. To assist students in gaining experience as yoga teachers she sponsored and supervised a series of student-led yoga workshops which were free to the community. These included: Yoga taught in Spanish, Family Yoga, Yoga Taught in Italian, and Restorative Yoga.

Jeanne has taught at San Francisco State University (SFSU) since 1990. She currently teaches Kinesiology 257: Fitness, Wellness, and the Global Perspective, an online course where students study physical activities from around the world, methods of cultivating personal wellness, and global public policies related to wellness. Previous courses taught include Ballroom Dance, Yoga, Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Posture, and Personal Fitness Programming.

There is more to tell about Jeanne, like all of the work she's done with kids, but that's all for now. (One day I will update my photo!)